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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:01 UTC+1 No.5058171 Report

I'm organizing my book collection. One of my books is titled "A Treasury of Classic Poetry". Should I put it with the A's, or should I Put it with the T's (Treasury of Classic Poetry, A)?

Also, library/collection general thread.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:04 UTC+1 No.5058186 Report

Shove it up your fucking ass
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:04 UTC+1 No.5058190 Report

>>5058171
Under A for anthology. Dewey 920, I think.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:05 UTC+1 No.5058196 Report

>>5058190
Dewey 800, sorry.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:06 UTC+1 No.5058198 Report

>>5058186
Won't fit :^(
>>5058190
Thanks, I'm not going by dewey decimal system though, just alphabetical (by title). The reason for this is that so far I only have ~50 books (the good hardback ones I want to display, I mean), so it wouldn't make sense yet to categorize by that system.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:10 UTC+1 No.5058225 Report

>>5058198
Please don't sort by title, sort by author.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:11 UTC+1 No.5058229 Report

>>5058198
Here's part of the shelf, by the way.
>inb4 pleb
Most of my books are paperback, and I only want hardbacks on my shelf.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:12 UTC+1 No.5058233 Report

>>5058225
Why's that?
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:14 UTC+1 No.5058243 Report

>>5058229
After working in libraries part time for many years (through school and uni), your shelves annoy me tbh.
Please do it by author.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:16 UTC+1 No.5058250 Report

>>5058233
It's just what you do - sort by author.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:17 UTC+1 No.5058262 Report

organise by size and colour
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:21 UTC+1 No.5058285 Report

>>5058250
>>5058243
I'm just worried because the only books I have by multiple authors are the ones by Stephen King, and I'm afraid that if I do it by author it won't look organized at all.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:23 UTC+1 No.5058304 Report

>>5058285
Also, if I did do by author, where should I put the books that are collections (of short stories or poems)?
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:24 UTC+1 No.5058312 Report

>mfw my books aren't sorted in any way
can't be bothered to take a picture of the whole lot, but you get the idea
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:25 UTC+1 No.5058318 Report

>>5058304
A for Anthology, like I said.

And it shouldn't look too bad sorted by author. You don't have a huge shelf, so it wouldn't be too hard to rearrange. Just try it and see how it looks.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:27 UTC+1 No.5058328 Report

Organization by chronology is most satisfying to look at.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:28 UTC+1 No.5058329 Report

>>5058318
I might do that once my new book I'm ordering get in. Thanks for the advice.

One day though I hope to own an actual home, and then I'll just have a huge room lined with bookshelves.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:29 UTC+1 No.5058332 Report

>>5058328
>not organising by colour
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:30 UTC+1 No.5058336 Report

>>5058328
That's actually a pretty cool idea, especially since I have a lot of historical books, and a lot of Greek literature.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:32 UTC+1 No.5058345 Report

>>5058312
>paperbacks

top kek
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:33 UTC+1 No.5058350 Report

>>5058345
not only that, but used ones purchased from charity shops, some with the spines already totally fucked
does this bother you?
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:34 UTC+1 No.5058357 Report

>taking pictures of your bookshelves

This is why I hate /lit/
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:35 UTC+1 No.5058361 Report

>>5058357
why do you hate people taking pictures of their bookshelves?
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:38 UTC+1 No.5058375 Report

>>5058361
Substanceless peacocking about how erudite you are
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:39 UTC+1 No.5058382 Report

>>5058375
does it necessarily have to be that? is that the only reason to take a picture of your bookshelf?
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)22:47 UTC+1 No.5058418 Report

>>5058382
yes
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)23:05 UTC+1 No.5058489 Report

>>5058375
I keep hoping bookshelf thread will catch on here, bc Im really intrigued how people organize and display their books. But there are way to many people with this kind of mentallity
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:21 UTC+1 No.5058758 Report

1/4, random stuff: art, arhitecture, anthropology/natural history, borrowed books
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:22 UTC+1 No.5058768 Report

>>5058758
2/4 philisophy, french and random lit
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:26 UTC+1 No.5058782 Report

>>5058758
>>5058768
3/4 Russian and beat stuff
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:27 UTC+1 No.5058785 Report

>>5058782
Fuck
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:29 UTC+1 No.5058789 Report

>>5058758
>>5058768
>>5058785
4/4 *teen*
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:30 UTC+1 No.5058791 Report

>>5058332
This guys got it. I usually place complementary colours next to eachother though, instead of going full rainbow.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:30 UTC+1 No.5058794 Report

>>5058789
God fucking dammit I'm on my phone and keep forgetting to attach the picture
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:35 UTC+1 No.5058806 Report

>>5058375

Hey, dipshit, we're anonymous here. No pride involved. Just bookshelves. Sorry your ass hurts.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:37 UTC+1 No.5058809 Report

>>5058768

Nice cuts, but you could really stand to fatten your philosophy shelf. Time to hit the used bookstore.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:42 UTC+1 No.5058825 Report

>>5058809
I've got 4 folders packed as full as possible of philosophy as well, mostly readings and notes from college classes I've taken/printing out more than the required readings and such
But you are right nonetheless
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)06:28 UTC+1 No.5060126 Report

>i keep random shit on my bookshelf
>i am the worst kind of person
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)06:50 UTC+1 No.5060171 Report

>>5058229
>no dustjackets
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)06:54 UTC+1 No.5060180 Report

>>5058758
Can you a recommend a good architecture book?
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)07:47 UTC+1 No.5060319 Report

>>5060180
What are you interested in? That History of Architecture that I have is pretty good. Or do you want just some good architects to check out? I was an architecture major for 2 years, haha, I know design theory and stuff but not so much literature on architecture mainly just individual architects and firms and their works
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:12 UTC+1 No.5060398 Report

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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:17 UTC+1 No.5060420 Report

>>5060398
inb4 newfriends get baited by this plebbit material
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:19 UTC+1 No.5060424 Report

>>5060420
I see nothing wrong with it.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:23 UTC+1 No.5060439 Report

>>5060420
I like my collection. I don't feel the need to add high brow shit to impress friends and family. Not that I don't read it, but it's not stuff that I need to own physical copies of.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:32 UTC+1 No.5060465 Report

>>5060439
So what you're saying is you purchased overpriced tacky garbage to impress your friends and family instead?

My original response is because about two months ago there was a thread where everyone posted shitty bookshelves from a reddit thread and we made fun of them and I thought yours was one of those but it appears not to be. The Barnes and Noble collections you have are universally known to be shit. I cannot believe you bought the trashiest, most popular books for the sake of display and are now going to make a sarcastic comment about impressing people when you can buy used books for like two bucks.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:33 UTC+1 No.5060472 Report

>>5060465
Stop being an elitist cunt, mate.
/lit/ is not only for autists.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:38 UTC+1 No.5060496 Report

>>5060465
Not a single book on that shelf that I paid more than 20 bucks for, newfriend.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:39 UTC+1 No.5060501 Report

>>5058758
>>5058768
>>5058785
>>5058794
Your shelves are so deep; there's so much wasted space.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:40 UTC+1 No.5060504 Report

>>5060465
Also, The Barnes and Noble collections are a great value. They retail for the same price as a generic hardcover, though I got all 8 of them for $50. Now cry more
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:45 UTC+1 No.5060512 Report

>>5060465
Get a load of this fedora core cunt.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:46 UTC+1 No.5060515 Report

>>5060465
I pre ordered their Odyssey and Iliad. Should I cancel it?
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:47 UTC+1 No.5060518 Report

>>5060515
Pre ordered? It's already out. Also, it's a great edition.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:52 UTC+1 No.5060523 Report

>>5060518
I know it's out, but I ordered it before it was out. Fucker still hasn't arrived
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:53 UTC+1 No.5060526 Report

Here's my collection
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:54 UTC+1 No.5060527 Report

>>5060504
hardcovers a shit
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:54 UTC+1 No.5060529 Report

>>5060526
Shit. fucker's upside down
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)08:58 UTC+1 No.5060537 Report

>>5060527
No. Paperbacks are disgusting.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)09:01 UTC+1 No.5060542 Report

>>5060537
They are better for actual reading, not just looking pretty.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)09:02 UTC+1 No.5060543 Report

>>5060537
Bound books are disgusting.

Scroll masterrace reporting.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)09:06 UTC+1 No.5060553 Report

>>5060543
Fucking peasant. Stone tablets are more durable, and weaponizable as well
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)09:10 UTC+1 No.5060563 Report

>>5060553
>not visiting the village wisewoman to be told your peoples oral history
Full pleb
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)09:12 UTC+1 No.5060565 Report

>>5060465
Find a better hardcover edition of H.P. Lovecraft: The complete fiction for less than $18

Find a better hardcover edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes for less than $18

Find a better hardcover edition of The Complete Hitchhikers Guide for less than $18

Find a better hardcovers of The Martian Chronicles, Illustrated Man and Golden Apples of the Sun for less that $18

Find better hardcover editions of American Gods and Anansi Boys for less than $18

Find a better hardcover edition of Frankenstein, Twenty Thousand Leagues and The Picture of Dorian Grey for less than $10

$10 - $18 is what those B&N editions sell for. If looking for hardcovers of said books you would have to be an idiot to not go with them
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)18:07 UTC+1 No.5061724 Report

>>5060501
Yeah and since there's no back to the shelf, I push the books the extra inch or two back so that theyre touching the wall, which makes more space. it lets me stack some books in that space, but put too many there and I'm blocking access to the rest of my books. I wish i had gotten the shelf double that size (it's an ikea expedit), as that one is already completely full and I just bought it a couple months ago.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)18:17 UTC+1 No.5061765 Report

>>5060565
Pretty much this. The way some of you dipshits complain about these editions you would think they are selling them for $80 a piece. They are the same price as almost any normal hardcover and almost all of them contain multiple novels. They are very well made too.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)20:20 UTC+1 No.5062204 Report

>>5061765
>owning anthologies, collections, or selected stories
>2014
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)20:26 UTC+1 No.5062222 Report

>>5062204
>Not owning anthologies, collections, or selected stories

>2014
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le trole faec ?_? 06/26/14(Thu)20:34 UTC+1 No.5062256 Report

>>5060565
www.ebay.com
Thrift shops

B&N leather bound classes look like shit. They are tacky as fuck. Give me a penguin classic first
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le trole faec ?_? 06/26/14(Thu)20:36 UTC+1 No.5062263 Report

>>5061765
I don't care about the price, they look like something a person with no taste would buy
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Raphael M.D./Ph.D 06/26/14(Thu)20:41 UTC+1 No.5062283 Report

What I do is divide them up into 3 sections: Fiction, Poetry/Theatre, and Nonfiction

Then I organize by author.

I thought about organizing the poetry by date to see how poetry evolved throughout time and see how the different styles influenced each other, but I don't have a large enough poetry collection for that yet.
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le trole faec ?_? 06/26/14(Thu)20:42 UTC+1 No.5062284 Report

>>5060565
Look at that

http://m.ebay.com/itm/351102163149?nav=SEARCH

And it doesn't look like the book equivalent of dub rims, either
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)20:48 UTC+1 No.5062301 Report

>>5062263
Some of them
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)20:50 UTC+1 No.5062314 Report

>>5062284
lol. 12 dollars for beat to shit books. No thanks, I'll pay $6 more and have it all in one brand new edition
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Raphael M.D./Ph.D 06/26/14(Thu)20:52 UTC+1 No.5062325 Report

>>5062301
Some of them are pretty gaudy. It also looks like the shiny parts would ship off pretty easily.

I've also heard about them being riddled with typos, but I haven't experienced it first hand so it could be completely baseless.
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le trole faec ?_? 06/26/14(Thu)20:56 UTC+1 No.5062336 Report

>>5062301
This particular one is a bad offender; notice that it wears it's thematic elements in its colors (blackness and red, so dark and bloody), and the font and letters are in various sizes and orientations, which means the author is wAcKy and CrAzY!!1! And large amounts of goldleaf for added tack

FYI, these thematic elements are consistent in movie poster and video game art, especially the font choice which you can see in anything pertaining to Alice in wonderland, etc, you get the sort of "sOoO wAcKy" shit
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)20:59 UTC+1 No.5062347 Report

>>5062325
The only one I know of that was filled with typos was the first edition of Lovecraft(the one with gold pages) The re-release(with silver pages) is fully corrected.

And yes, some are way too goddamn gaudy, but that fits for some of the titles.

The American Gods, Alice and Lovecraft ones look great imo.
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Raphael M.D./Ph.D 06/26/14(Thu)20:59 UTC+1 No.5062350 Report

>>5062336
>the font choice which you can see in anything pertaining to Alice in wonderland

Ahh yes, Times New Burton.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:00 UTC+1 No.5062357 Report

>ITT: using books for social capital
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le trole faec ?_? 06/26/14(Thu)21:02 UTC+1 No.5062367 Report

>>5062314
It's not my fault you're tacky
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:02 UTC+1 No.5062369 Report

I think this one is pretty damn beautiful, and it's only $10
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:03 UTC+1 No.5062376 Report

>>5062367
You're the one buying old moth ball covered books.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:03 UTC+1 No.5062384 Report

>>5062376
I thought it was what's inside the book that counts...
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:05 UTC+1 No.5062390 Report

>>5062384
It is, but I would rather it not smell as it deteriorates.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:06 UTC+1 No.5062392 Report

>>5062390
You're going to ruin your new editions by reading them anyway. Even if you handle them gently, they get worn from reading and being on the shelf.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:08 UTC+1 No.5062399 Report

>>5062392
They do, but I'm very picky about condition. Even books I have read multiple times are in extremely good condition. I'm overly gentle with them
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:09 UTC+1 No.5062405 Report

>>5062399
Well, when you're old and you books wind up at a thrift store because your kids don't read, then you'll make some used book junkie extremely happy.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:10 UTC+1 No.5062412 Report

>>5062405
I hope so
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:12 UTC+1 No.5062415 Report

>>5062412
Don't worry it'll happen. I buy used books, and you can tell when some ancient reader has croaked from the bookshelves at GoodWill.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:14 UTC+1 No.5062422 Report

>>5062263
So it is in fact YOU who is the one concerned with how a book looks?

The problem with your argument is that these books do not cost much money, therefore people are not just buying them because they like the look. They are buying them because they are the best bang for their buck as far as physical copies go.

If they were Easton Press prices, your argument may hold some water.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:32 UTC+1 No.5062464 Report

>>5062263
This one doesn't look too tacky
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:33 UTC+1 No.5062470 Report

>>5062263
forgot to add image
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:39 UTC+1 No.5062489 Report

>>5062284
Why are you so bitter about being raped by your father when you were a child?
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:07 UTC+1 No.5062592 Report

>>5062470
Yeah, that one looks really nice. I didn't like the previous blue edition
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)03:02 UTC+1 No.5063431 Report

>>5062470
>>5062263
>>5062336
>>5062284
>>5062256
>>5060465
>B&N look bad
Is this nigger serious
These things (most of the time) look gorgeous. A few titles are lacking or look tacky sure, but when they get it right it's fucking spectacular, the cover art is actually artwork.
>picture very much related
I will go on record saying I would rather have these than Easton Press editions of the same.
>What's this cover?
>A bunch of gold Xs'!
>And this one?
>A meaningless golden pattern!
>WHOO, GOLD IS AWESOME LET'S CHARGE $200 FOR IT!
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)03:05 UTC+1 No.5063439 Report

>>5058332
This isn't very helpful when you're actually trying to find a book. Also, if I ever went into the house/apartment of someone who did this I would assume they just bought books as a decoration and never actually read them.
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